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ERIC Number: EJ824975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Solvatochromism and Barochromism Revisited and Revealed
Hirayama, Satoshi; Steer, Ronald P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n2 p317-319 Feb 2008
A simplified treatment of the traditional theory of solvatochromism, attributed to Bayliss and McRae, is presented and used to describe the four main types of dipolar and dispersive physical interactions between solute and solvent. The theory is extended so that it may also be used to describe barochromism (pressure-induced spectroscopic shifts). The UV-vis spectrum of azulene, which exhibits unusual barochromism, is used as an illustrative example. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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